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Surface Processes and Landforms

This course focuses on the origin and development of landforms created by fluvial, glacial, eolian, and karst processes. In addition, the relationships of landforms to underlying geologic structures and the history of geologic and climate changes as recorded by surface features are explored. Landscapes and surface processes are analyzed using air photos and topographic maps as well as field-mapping techniques and geographic information systems. One Saturday or Sunday field trip.

Course Number

GEOL 235 B1


Swanson, Susan K.





Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online lectures, discussions, and other activities and in-person field and lab activities, as described in the course syllabus and during the course hours each afternoon. In-person activities will occur in small cohorts in the lab or outside. Students studying remotely will have modified online lab meetings.

Time Slot

All Afternoon



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